VH-FNF. Fokker F.27-050. c/n 20111.


 

Sixth of ten aircraft ordered new by Ansett

Originally allocated c/n 10701 but changed by Fokker when new c/n series introduced for F.27-050s

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EXV with export registration E-909 - November 13, 1987

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

First flown as PH-EXV - December 18, 1987

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - January 5, 1988

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNF - January 6, 1988

Registered to JL Leasing Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan

Leased to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd as registered operartor

Ownership transferred to Antipodean Aircraft Sales Ltd, Schiphol-Oost - January 7, 1988

Accepted by Ansett at Schiphol - January 8, 1988

Aircraft configured to seat 50 passengers

Departed Amsterdam on delivery flight to Australia as AN50 - January 8, 1988

Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of delivery flight - January 14, 1988

Delivery route: Amsterdam - Athens - Cairo - Bahrain - Karachi - Calcutta - Bangkok - Seletar - Denpasa r-

Darwin - Mt Isa - Sydney

Flight crew: Captains T. Daff, M. Trevaskis, J. E. Hawken; LAMEs P. Dealy, F. Hertaeg, J. Marchese

Operated first revenue service Melbourne - Wynyard - Devonport service - February 12, 1988

Flight crew: Captain T. Daff, C. Harrold

Operated inaugural Melbourne - Coffs Harbour - Melbourne service (Captain C. Harrold) - April 2, 1988

Air N. S. W. was renamed Ansett N. S. W. - March 1, 1990

Ansett N. S. W. was renamed Ansett Express - November 28, 1990

Withdrawn from Ansett Express service at Sydney - June 1991

Aircraft had flown 4,429 hours with 4,959 cycles - June 23, 1991

Transferred to Ansett Australia - June 23, 1991

Registered to Ansett Aviation Equipment Pty Ltd - September 15, 1993

Repainted in Melbourne in full Rajair livery for leased to Rajair, India

Departed Melbourne as AN5980 on delivery flight to India - October 6, 1993

Arrived Bombay at conclusion of delivery flight - October 9, 1993

Delivery route: Melbourne - Alice Springs - Darwin - Denpasar - Seletar - Bangkok - Calcutta - Bombay

Flight crew: Captains G. F. Sims, C. Montgomery, A. Brooks;

Support crew: J. Marchese, M. Nearchou, R. Chapple, S. Potashnyk

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 11, 1993

Entered onto the Indian Aircraft Register as VT-RAB - October 11, 1993

Aircraft did not enter service as Rajair had financial difficulties and aircraft was repossessed

Departed Bombay on ferry flight to Melbourne as AN5981 - July 2, 1994

Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of ferry flight - July 5, 1994

Ferry route: Bombay - Calcutta - Bangkok - Seletar - Denpasar - Darwin - Alice Springs - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains C. Montgomery, A. Brooks;

Support crew: D. Michael, R. Chapple, A. C. Das, R. S. Murai, R. Malone, S. Potashnyk

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNF - July 15, 1994

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd

Ferried Melbourne - Perth on lease to Skywest Airlines - November 24, 1994

Registered to Skywest Airlines Pty Ltd - February 17, 1995

Returned to Ansett Australia at end of lease - August 1, 1995

Registered to Ansett Australia Ltd - August 18, 1995

Operated final Ansett Australia revenue service Ballina - Sydney as AN535 - January 29, 1996

Ferried Sydney - Melbourne for preparation of lease to Skyways AB

Ownership transferred to Ansett Aviation Equipment Pty Ltd

Departed Melbourne on delivery flight to Sweden as AN4290 - February 23, 1996

Delivery route: Melbourne - Alice Springs - Broome - Denpasar - Seletar - Bangkok - Calcutta - Mumbai -

Muscat - Riyadh - Brindisi - Nurnberg - Linkoping

Flight crew: Captain R. Booth; F/O P. Sinclair; Navigator G. Garley; LAMEs S. Chrestani, A. Chong-Lee

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 13, 1996

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-LED - March 13, 1996

Registered to Ansett Aviation Equipment Pty Ltd

Aircraft was named 'Sodemanland'

Leased to Skyways Express - August 22, 2001

Sold to AeroCentury Corp, Burlingame, CA (Subject to Deed of Company Arrangement) - April 7, 2004

Lease to Skyways AB continued

Offered for lease by AeroCentury Corp - 2007

Aircraft had flown 26,901 hours with 30,841 cycles - January 16, 2007

Repainted in new Skyways livery at Schiphol - August 2009

Skyways AB filed for bankruptcy and ceased all operations - May 21, 2012

Aircraft was stored at Karlstad until returned to lessor - June 2012

Ferried Karlstad - Jonkoping - June 2012

Ferried Jonkoping - Maastricht - June 28, 2012

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - August 24, 2012

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-AMP - August 29, 2012

Registered to SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance BV

Observed at Maastricht without Skyways titles - October 4, 2012

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - November 1, 2012

Entered onto the Kenyan Aircraft Register as 5Y-MIS - ?

Leased / sold to Skyward International Aviation Ltd, Nairobi, Kenya

Observed at Mogadishu operated by Haajara Airlines in basic Skyways livery without titles - June 7, 2013

 


 

VH-FNF. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, February 1988.

VH-FNF. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1988.
VH-FNF. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1988.

VH-FNF. Ansett Express - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1991.

VH-FNF. Express Shuttle - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1992.

VH-FNF. Express Shuttle - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1992.

VH-FNF. Rajair - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1993.

VH-FNF. Rajair - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1993.

VH-FNF. Rajair - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1993.

VT-RAB. Rajair - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1994.

VH-FNF. Ansett Australia - in theall-white livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1994.
VH-FNF. Ansett Australia - in theall-white livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1994.
VH-FNF. Skywest Airlines - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1994.
VH-FNF. Skywest Airlines - in the 'Starmark' livery at Perth Airport, January 1995.
SE-LED. Skyways - in the original livery at Stockholm Airport, July 1999.
SE-LED. Skyways - in the revised livery at Stockholm Airport, May 2011.